Monday, 26 December 2011

Sometimes feminism makes me feel really lost...

When you stop wearing impractical makeup (i.e. any kind of makeup), plucking your eyebrows, shaving your armpits and legs, wearing impractical clothes (i.e. any kinds of skirts, or things made from delicate fabrics, high heels), having impractical hair (i.e. long hair), this means that you're no longer doing all the work you're supposed to be doing every day in order to look like a "proper" woman.

When you stop doing all these time-consuming, expensive, painful and restrictive things, you have more time and money on your hands, and, really, you should feel more comfortable. Sometimes it's precisely these time-consuming, impractical, uncomfortable things, however, that make us feel comfortable. It's comfortable to conform. To be what we're expected to be.

When you don't look like a "proper" woman anymore, people look at you weird, and that can get very tiresome. Going against what we're supposed to be like as women takes a lot of effort and you can feel very alone sometimes, and lost.

That's why I'm thankful for my partner, who is also a feminist, and who has supported my quest throughout the years! Thanks Dear!

Happy holidays everyone, and I'll see you in the New Year!

Gwen




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